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As our health-care workers continue to battle on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, community partners are stepping up to help give them a little love.

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers Minor League Baseball team announced it was buying meal vouchers for the entire staff of the Highsmith Rainey Specialty Hospital, about 500 meals.

The Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros said the gift to honor “the true MVPs in the fight against coronavirus” was made possible through its Community Leaders Program and its corporate partners, Segra, Aevex Aerospace, ASUS, Walsingham Group, Carolinas Dentist, and Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric.

The vouchers all contained a special message from the team: “In appreciation for your continued commitment to serving others, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Baseball Club would like to take care of your meal today. From our nest to yours, thank you for your hard work keeping our community safe and healthy.”

Because our healthcare workers are the true MVPs in the fight against coronavirus. ⭐️ We are honored to support our local health heroes through our team charity's Community Leaders Program with the gift of 500 meal vouchers this week. Special thanks to our Community Leaders Corporate Partners (Segra, @aevex_aerospace, ASUS, Walsingham Group, @carolinasdentist, & @callblantons) for helping us in making this happen! More details below ⬇️ #Repost @capefearvalley ・・・ The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are doing their part to help local caregivers on the frontlines fighting the coronavirus pandemic! The team purchased 500 meal vouchers for the entire Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital staff. The hospital is located in downtown Fayetteville, near Segra Stadium, where the Fayetteville Woodpeckers play. Each voucher was printed with a special message from the team: "In appreciation for your continued commitment to serving others, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Baseball Club would like to take care of your meal today. From our nest to yours, thank you for your hard work keeping our community safe and healthy." Michael Zappa, M.D., Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital President, says there is no better way to unite a close-knit community than to share food, even if people can't do it as a group. "We appreciate this act of kindness," Dr. Zappa said. "It will help fuel our fight against COVID-19, and help us look forward to the day we can enjoy gathering together again." Sabrina Brooks, Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Director, was equally appreciative. "The Fayetteville Woopeckers have been a great community partner ever since arriving in town last spring," she said. "We're grateful the team has chosen to support our hard-working employees during this trying time."

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Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.